Hi all, as some of you know im suffering from sever depression and anxiety and this hobby has been me trying to bring some order to it. The sporadic posts and lenght of time it takes me to complete projects is really a factor of the illness.
Anyway, i am currently going through the UK benefits system again as they are getting rid of the benefit i am on Incapacity Benefit and moving me (maybe) to Employment Support Allowance. This entre process is a nightmare the person i saw and who assesmed me was aggressive and unsupportive of my illness as well as unprofessional in her manner when talking about what i cant do with out assistance. It is doubtful i will be able to do any painting/posting till this is resolved simpley as i am too worked up and tired out through not sleeping.
If you are interested in seeing the “Medical Assesment” i went through there were recently two programes on UK tv. One on BBC1 – Panorama – Disabled and Faking it , this can be seen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00wq21j
The other was on Channel 4 – Despatches – Britain on the Sick – this can be seen here http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-117/episode-1
I hope you watch these and are as angry as I am. The thing to recall is that anyone can need the help of the system at some point in their life. And some need it more than others. Why punish those who have fallen on hard times because of those few who try and defraud the system.
Anyway please link this to anyone you feel may enjoy it.